Modern Warfare 2 player reaches highest level with no kills

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Modern Warfare 2 player wearing ghillie suit and scoreboard
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Scoring kills is a key ingredient when it comes to levelling up in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. Infinity Ward’s sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare has started its first season of content that comes with a new battle pass and new additions to the weapon arsenal.

The current state of multiplayer is splitting the opinions of players. Some are enjoying the game while others continue to experience bugs halting camo progression and ask for the removal of unpopular maps.

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Among the bugs, one player has managed to reach the highest level without scoring a single elimination.

Minimum effort, maximum reward

In a bid to make the grind to level 55 a little harder, YouTuber ThatFriendlyGuy decided to start his multiplayer journey by reaching the top rank without scoring a single elimination. Armed with nothing but a riot shield, decoy grenades, and a pistol for extra mobility, the content creator managed to hit the target in under 24 hours.

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“Unlocking decoy grenades were a game-changer,” says the content creator. Alongside the equipment, playing game modes such as Hardpoint and Kill Confirmed resulted in huge amounts of XP earned without having to shoot any opponents. Another highlight includes an impressive one-versus-five clutch in a Prisoner Rescue match where ThatFriendlyGuy manages to rescue the hostage while evading all nearby threats with ease.

After seeing how easy it is to earn high amounts of XP without scoring kills, it’s no surprise to see how fast players are moving through the ranks when they’re eliminating the opposition with their favourite guns.

Call of Duty players are no strangers when it comes to finding unusual ways to earn XP. In recent months, Warzone 2 players have used everything ranging from a dance mat to a baguette in a bid to become the last player standing. If you can level up without scoring a kill, there’s a high chance other weird and wonderful ways to earn XP are waiting to be found.

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For more, take a look at our guides showcasing information on the next Modern Warfare 2 double XP event and the best Modern Warfare 2 guns to use in multiplayer.